22 May 2010
It's those nice folk at SONIC ROUTER again, supporting the library cause. They've just published a WNCL interview (accompanied by the latest mugshots c/o GEORGINA COOK) which comes with an exclusive mixtape to download. I was particularly pleased to do a mixtape for them - after downloading all and sundry from their site for the last year or so, it was nice to put something back.
Big shout to BEN UFO. He's been supporting WHAT IT IS and is now throwing his hat in for the latest from the library archives, BLONDE ON BLONDE (forthcoming on TEAL RECORDS). You can hear it on his latest mixtape for the XLR8R podcast series. Ben is, of course, part of the team behind the faultless HESSLE AUDIO label, resident DJ on RINSE FM and, having met him last night at the FREEDEM SOUNDS gig, a thoroughly nice chap to boot.
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The usual mix of fun, nerves and alcohol were had at Resonance FM HQ last weekend. Johnny Mugwump's EXOTIC PYLON combined forces with DISORDER AT THE BORDER.
With a host of performances, improvisations and experimentation, they created DISORDER AT THE BORDER, topped off with a stint on the decks from yours truly.
Expect some extremely wobbly mixing moments before it calms down and goes all junglist on yo ass.
STERLING VOID . It’s Alright (Acapella) (DJ International)
QUANTEC . Devil’s Workshop (WNCL Dubplate)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . What It Is (Brackles) (WNCL)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Blonde On Blonde (Teal)
DEADBOY . If U Want Me (Numbers)
LENNY FONTANA . Spirit Of The Sun (Steve Gurley) (Public Demand)
OMAR S . Night (FHXE)
KRAFTWERK . Nummern (Kling Klang)
DINAMOE . Seattle (Come To Music)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Roots (WNCL Dubplate)
BOOGIE TIMES TRIBE . The Dark Stranger (Q Bass) (Suburban Base)
L DOUBLE . Music For The 90’s (Flex)
ZINC feat MC GQ . Bring The Danger (True Playerz)
L DOUBLE . Saturday Flex (Public Demand)
DJ HYPE . From A Jack To A King (True Playaz)
CHRONIC 9 . Shooks (Chronic)
AFRIKA BAMBAATA . Planet Rock (Tommy Boy)
ADDISON GROOVE . Footcrab (Swamp 81)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . What It is (WNCL Recordings)
12 May 2010
SATURDAY 15th MAY: Exotic Pylon, Resonance FM
I'm back for another stint on Jonny Mugwump's EXOTIC PYLON radio show this Saturday. He's got some special plans up his sleeve involving 15 bands during a 5 hour broadcast. Sounds like fun. I'll be on the 1s and 2s at midnight.
TIME: 8.00pm - 1.00am
DATE: Saturday 15th May
WIRELESS: Resonance FM, 104.4FM
11 May 2010
The FREEDEM SOUNDS crew are back with another South London bash. I'll be playing alongside resident DJs and headlining acts, UNTOLD and JAMES BLAKE. Early bird tickets still available...
WHEN: Friday 21st May
WHERE: Babalou (underneath Mass)
ADDRESS: St Matthew's Church, Brixton Hill
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
DJs: Deadbit / WNCL / Collapse / Sai / Mr.Luna
SPECIAL GUESTS: Untold, James Blake
ADMISSION: £5 early bird tickets still available
10 May 2010
After a short break in April, ROCK LA BIBLIOTEK! - a night of fresh sounds and library archives - is back at The Hive Bar, Brixton on Friday 28th May
The trusty residents will be bringing a selection of anything from the deepest of funk and boogie, old skool jungle and straight up house music to the latest in dubstep and minimal techno
This month's special guest is HANUMAN, one half of MONKEYSTEAK and part owner of STEAK HOUSE RECORDS, who will be bringing the bass heavy sunshine sounds.
WHEN: Friday 28th May
WHERE: The Hive Bar
ADDRESS: 11-13 Brixton Station Road
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
TIME: 9pm - 3am
DJs: Bateman / Daryl B / Tobi One / WNCL
SPECIAL GUEST: Hanuman
STEAK HOUSE RECORDS
SAMURAI FM recently featured a live dj set from SPATIAL at TACTILE. The whole mix is great and also features both sides of the forthcoming WNCL001 release. Thanks, Matt!
Check it here
Also check his excellent INFRASONICS imprint which has a beautifully designed back catalogue of quality 10" singles and 12" EP's.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting GEORGINA COOK, photographer to the dubstep allstars and SLAVOJ ZIZEK fan. We successfully avoided getting kicked out of West Norwood Library (the real one) and got a few nice shots amongst the bookshelves and outside in the glorious Norwood sunshine.
More to come on Georgina's DRUMS OF THE SOUTH blog